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Lenovo Flex 2 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.7GHz 8GB 1TB HDD 15.6" Laptop

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20 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on portable PCs of a similar type and age to it.

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Lenovo Has Good Reviews for Its Laptops

We calculated the average reviews for all Lenovo laptops and also specifically for Lenovo 2 in 1 laptops and found that in both cases Lenovo had good reviews compared to other manufacturers.

1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

The highest display resolution of the Lenovo Flex 2 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's 98% more display resolution than a 1366 x 768 pixels portable PC, which is the most frequently found display resolution.

This notebook PC's display resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is in fact the best display resolution amongst all 2 in 1 laptops that have been available for more than two years.

Amongst comparable types of notebook PC the worst display resolution is 1024 x 768 pixels.

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Very Big Total Storage Capacity

The smallest total storage capacity of 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for around the same time as the Flex 2 is 16GB and the biggest is 1.1TB. With a total storage capacity of 1,000 gigabyte, the Lenovo Flex 2 has one of the bigger total storage capacity amongst laptops of this age.

We compared this laptop to all the other 1TB total storage capacity portable PCs and we think cheaper notebook PCs such as the Lenovo Flex 2 (£388.80) is also worth considering.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Flex 2, the Lenovo Flex 2 has a front camera.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative laptops with a front camera currently available including the Lenovo Yoga, or the HP Elitebook Revolve 810 G2 which is cheaper.

We think you might also be interested in other portable PCs which also have a front camera including the Lenovo Flex 2.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Lenovo Flex 2 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it. This notebook PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This laptop's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the Flex 2.

A 133MHz processor memory clock speed is the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst comparable types of laptop.

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Fairly Big Internal Memory

The smallest internal memory of similar spec portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Flex 2 is 1GB, the biggest is 16GB, and the average internal memory is 5GB. At 8 gigabytes, the Lenovo Flex 2 has a quite big internal memory compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that were released more than two years ago.

We compared this portable PC to all the other 8GB internal memory portable PCs and we think the Lenovo Yoga which has better reviews; or the Yoga 2 Pro (£385.00), and the Yoga 2 both from Lenovo which is cheaper are also worth considering.

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

This notebook PC has an Intel Core i5-4xxx processor family, which is typical of many portable PCs of this type and age.

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Very Big Screen Size

Across all the laptops of a similar age and type to the Flex 2 the screen sizes range from 10" to 16". The Lenovo Flex 2 has one of the biggest screen sizes (15.6 inches) amongst 2 in 1 laptops of this age.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This laptop has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many 2 in 1 laptops that were launched around the same time as it.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This notebook PC has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most commonly found WiFi standard on laptops that were launched more than two years ago.

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Quite Big Hard Drive Capacity

The average hard drive capacity of portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Flex 2 is 570GB. At 1,000 gigabyte, the Lenovo Flex 2 has a quite big hard drive capacity compared to most of the other portable PCs that were released around the same time as the Flex 2.

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L3 Processor Cache

This notebook PC has a L3 processor cache, which is the most frequently found processor cache on laptops that are a comparable age to it.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports

The Lenovo Flex 2 is a two USB 2.0 port laptop.

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Very Big Maximum Internal Memory

Portable PCs of a similar type and age to the Flex 2 have maximum internal memory of between 2GB and 16GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 7.7GB. When compared to other notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago, the Lenovo Flex 2's maximum internal memory of 16 gigabytes is one of the biggest.

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Very Big Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

When compared to other portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the Flex 2 that we have checked, the Lenovo Flex 2's maximum internal memory (64-bit) of 16 gigabytes is one of the biggest. Notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago have maximum internal memory (64-bit) of between 2GB and 16GB, and the average maximum internal memory (64-bit) is 8.5GB.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

Like most of the other laptops of a similar spec and age to the Flex 2, the Lenovo Flex 2 has a touch sensitive screen.

We compared this notebook PC to all the other notebook PCs with a touch sensitive screen and we think cheaper laptops such as the Lenovo Yoga, and the HP Elitebook Revolve 810 G2 is also worth considering.

We compared all the other laptops which also have a touch sensitive screen to this laptop and we think the Lenovo Flex 2 is also worth considering.

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Silver EPEAT Compliance

This notebook PC has a Silver EPEAT compliance, which is the most commonly found EPEAT compliance on laptops of a similar age and type to it.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

The Lenovo Flex 2 has a maximum memory slots of 2x SO-DIMM. That's over two times the memory slots of the most frequently found memory slot of 1x SO-DIMM.

A 2x SO-DIMM memory slot is in fact the best memory slots across all portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the Flex 2.

Across similar types of laptop the worst memory slots is 1x SO-DIMM.

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10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This laptop Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most commonly found Ethernet LAN data rate on 2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for more than two years.

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7 Reasons Against

Only One USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port

The Lenovo Flex 2 is a one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port portable PC.

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Price Has Increased by £55.00

The price of the Flex 2 has increased by £55.00 in the last 38 days.

Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Most laptops of a comparable spec and age to the Flex 2 do not have a full-size keyboard. The Lenovo Flex 2 is no exception to this as it too does not have a full-size keyboard.

Other portable PCs which also have a full-size keyboard that you might want to consider include the Lenovo Yoga 2 which is also cheaper.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

The Lenovo Flex 2 has a better storage medium than most 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for a similar time to it. This notebook PC has an HDD storage medium, whereas most 2 in 1 laptops that were released more than two years ago have an SSD storage medium. HDD is a traditional storage drive which stores the information on magnetic disks. HDD drives are slower than other forms of storage such as solid state drives (SSD) and flash drives.

This laptop's storage medium (HDD) is actually the worst storage medium across all laptops of a similar type and age to the Flex 2.

Across similar types of laptop the best storage medium is SSD.

There are a number of other laptops that have an HDD storage media currently available that you might also want to look at including a cheaper notebook PC such as the Yoga, or the Flex 14 both from Lenovo or you might consider a higher scoring notebook PC such as the Lenovo Yoga.

If the storage medium of this Lenovo portable PC is too bad for you then you might want to consider the Satellite U920t (SSD), or the U920t (SSD) both from Toshiba which is also cheaper.

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Quite Short Battery Life

The Lenovo Flex 2 has a quite short battery life (only 6 hours) compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that came out more than two years ago. Across all the laptops that came out around the same time as the Flex 2 the battery lifes range from 3.7h to 19h, and the average battery life is 7.7h.

If you want a portable PC with a longer battery life then you might want to consider the ThinkPad 11e (7h and cheaper), or the Yoga 2 (8h and cheaper) both from Lenovo.

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Heavy

With a weight of 2.3 kilograms, the Lenovo Flex 2 is fairly heavy compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that came out around the same time as the Flex 2. The weights of 2 in 1 laptops that were released more than two years ago range from 0.88g to 20kg.

Alternative laptops with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the Lenovo Flex 14 (2kg) which is also cheaper.

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Very Dim Display Brightness

At only 220 candellas per square meter, the Lenovo Flex 2 has a fairly dim display brightness compared to most of the other portable PCs that came out around the same time as the Flex 2. The dimmest display brightness of comparable spec portable PCs that came out around the same time as the Flex 2 is 200 cd/m², the brightest is 6,000 cd/m², and the average display brightness is 400 cd/m².

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2 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo Flex 2

Released Over Two Years Ago

Lenovo released the Flex 2 over two years ago.

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 1.7 gigahertz, the Lenovo Flex 2 has a relatively typical processor clock speed compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to the Flex 2.

There are a number of alternative 1.7GHz processor clock speed notebook PCs currently available that you might want to consider including the HP Elitebook Revolve 810 G2, or the Lenovo Yoga which is cheaper.

Laptops with a faster processor clock speed that might also be worth looking at include the Yoga 2 Pro (£385.00) (1.8GHz and cheaper), or the ThinkPad 11e (1.83GHz and cheaper) both from Lenovo.

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Specification

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Processor Core
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System Bus Data Transfer Rate
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Maximum Turbo Frequency
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Processor Memory Channel
Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
Processor Memory Clock Speed
Processor Memory Type
Conflict Free Processor
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
Processor Lithography
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Slot Version
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
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PCI Express Configuration
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Processor Cache Type
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Internal Memory
Memory
Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)
Maximum Internal Memory
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Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Hard Drive Size
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Touch Screen
Touch Technology
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Camera
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Bluetooth Version
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Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel Rapid Start Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Smart Response Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel Matrix Storage Technology
Intel Active Management Technology
Intel HD Audio Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel Insider
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
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Intel ME Firmware Version
Intel Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
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Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Smart Cache
Intel 64
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Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
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Intel Enhanced Halt State
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Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
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Warranty Card
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Manual
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Intel Visual Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology
USB Version
Maximum Internal Memory
Cache Memory
Maximum Graphics Adapter Memory
Video Compression Format

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Expert Reviews

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11 October 2015

In review: Lenovo Flex 2 Pro 15. Test model courtesy of NotebooksbilligerLenovo's Flex 2 Pro 15 is a 15.6-inch, 2-in-1 all-rounder. The lack of a Tablet Mode, like the devices in Lenovo's Yoga...

30 December 2014

It's hard to make a desktop-replacement laptop standout in a market dominated by powerful gaming rigs, sleek Ultrabooks, and innovative 2-in-1s. But that hasn't stopped Lenovo from trying by... Read more…

26 November 2014

Lisa Gade reviews the Lenovo Flex 2 15 laptop with a 300 degree hinge. This is a 15.6? laptop that weighs 5.1 lbs. and it has a hinge that allows for laptop, presentation and tent mode use. This... Read more…

19 September 2014

With the 15" Flex 2, Lenovo has made a slightly better machine than the original Flex. The display is a tad better and has higher resolution, but still has a way to go. It's also nice to have a...

15 September 2014

The Lenovo Flex 2's perks include a roomy touchscreen on a 300-degree hinge, plus a DVD burner and a hybrid hard drive, all for a reasonable price. The trade-offs: poor battery life, a dim...

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User Reviews

(134)
Reviewed 15 July 2014 by GregoireB
GregoireB would recommend the Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 2 15 Series

This was a purchase to replace my son's well worn Compaq laptop that served him well as an undergraduate student...

Reviewed 20 August 2014 by Xyzreviewer
Xyzreviewer would recommend the Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 2 15 Series (Verified Purchase)

It's great to have a new laptop, and this one is fast and worth the price...

Reviewed 19 December 2014 by Julielynn
Julielynn would recommend the Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 2 15 Series (Verified Purchase)

Great screen resolution, durable hardware, lightweight, great battery life, overall love this computer, only one complaint, the design allows you to move screen backwards so you can have keyboard... Read more…

Reviewed 23 September 2014 by Blake W.
(Verified Purchase)

In my opinion, this model is one of the best deals for a strong general-use laptop on the market today...

The laptop is beautiful, responsive, and robust. I purchased it for my wife to replace her aging MacBook Pro, and although she liked her Mac very much, this laptop has made her reconsider her loyaltie
-Light
-Beautiful HD screen
-Boots in 5 seconds
-Touchscreen is responsive and intuitive
Windows 8.1 does take some adjustment coming from a Mac or Wi 7 environment
-I can't help but feel the laptop could be just a bit lighter. It's not "heavy, " but I can see how carrying it around all day (class, commuting, etc could wear you down
I am a student. For me this means flash websites for things like connectmath. com a online resource for my instructor to give us math problems. I also use skype alot. I own 2 PC's and only on the lapt
Reviewed 10 February 2015 by SDPDX
SDPDX would recommend the Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 2 15 Series (Verified Purchase)

Pros - big screen, lots of ports, easy to use, very fast response on all apps, boots immediately...

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers apple 1tb8, apple 1tb8g, apple flex2, apple i55200, apple 1tb8gb, apple flex2p, lenovo gt840, apple flex2pr, lenovo gt840m, apple i55200u, lenovo i55200, lenovo i55200u, apple flex2pro, lenovo 80k80000, lenovo 80k80000u, lenovo 80k80000uk
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£ 2,728.70 £449.99
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2 core Intel Core i3-4xxx 1.7GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 12.5"
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2 core Intel Core i5-4xxx 1.7GHz 8GB 1TB HDD 15.6"
£ 643.10 £449.99
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£ 279.99 £449.99
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